Panasonic Lumix GF5 reportedly leaked early

Mar 18, 2012
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It appears as though a new entry in Panasonic's high-end Lumix camera line has been leaked on an unlikely outlet - Instagram. The site has become a popular destination for online photo sharing, but it isn't exactly a beacon for breaking news. But as with any social platform, that possibility exists. So anyway, the leaked picture in question has a lot of signs pointing to it being fully legitimate.

For starters, the product in the picture looks very similar to what would be its brother, the GF3. In addition, the person who uploaded it is a Hong Kong celebrity who goes by the same Angelababy. And it just so happens that Angelababy is a brand ambassador for Panasonic. Color us intrigued, to say the least. There seems to be quite enough circumstantial evidence to suggest this is legit.

As mentioned, the previous entry in the Lumix series was the GF3. In case you're wondering where the GF4 is, Chinese superstition leads many to steer clear of the number four because it sounds similar to the word for "death." Obviously, Panasonic hasn't released anything official about the GF5, but based on this picture, it looks like a final product is pretty much a fait de compli.

[via Engadget]


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